Next Thursday, hundreds of young conservatives from across the country will descend upon New York City to attend the Mavrick’s conference, or “Mav Con” for short. The event will be made up of panel discussions, receptions, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial and a brunch hour sailboat cruise around the island.
The event is organized by Maverick PAC (again, MavPAC for short), a political action committee aimed at supporting and electing Republican candidates for federal office. In 2018 Maverick donated $180,000 directly to federal campaigns, all of which, they say, was given by members of the organization in their 20’s and 30’s.
In anticipation of the event, Mav PAC will honor 40 young professionals who they hope will further their cause and help expand their reach.
Fritz Brogan, Maverick PAC National Chairman told Bold TV over the phone, “We want to combat the narrative that the Republican party is only rich white older men, our organization has incredibly talented women, people of color, people from diverse backgrounds, first generation Americans, Mav PAC is a very diverse organization and that speaks to our overall message that the future is bright and the future of the GOP is bright and we’re trying to help lead the way.” The list of Future 40 winners this year definitely reflects that philosophy.
Matthew Swift, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Concordia Summit, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that promotes public-private partnerships between business, government, and nonprofit organizations, is one of this year’s honorees: “I’m excited to be part of the Maverick PAC Future 40! This list of young, engaged professionals who are all dedicated to advancing our society and our politics is humbling and I am still trying to figure out how I got on this.”
Other recipients include Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican Assemblywoman who challenged Bill de Blasio for mayor in 2017 and most recently launched a bid for congress in June of 2019. She is challenging Max Rose, a freshman Democratic Representative for Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn; Wesley Hunt, an army veteran who recently announced his bid for Texas’ 7th Congressional District; and Bold’s very own Carrie Sheffield, who will be speaking on a panel at the event.
The full list of winners can be seen here, first, on Bold TV: